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professor of Islamic law answers the presenter’s question

May 7, 2022

A doctor, professor of Islamic law, answers the presenter’s question, “Why do students not go to the Islamic sciences department instead of medicine, engineering and other sciences?” She says: I don’t know, although the Sharia department is one of the most important sciences in society,,,

The doctor needs me, the engineer, the pharmacist, the merchant, the politician and even the military need me for a fatwa ( a fatwa is basically a personal opinion wrapped in a religious cloak)….

I tell them what they should and should not do, what is right and what is wrong, and what is permissible and not allowed.

In fact, the words of the doctor are dangerous and realistic, as one of the problems of stagnation and lack of change in the traditional Muslim world is the dominance of religious thought and the fatwa in particular on all aspects of public and private life for people, society and the state.

Yes, religious thought is not only jurisprudence, but it is doctrine, history and ethics.

With regard to faith, it has been frozen under the name of the sacred, and likewise with history, and whoever approaches them is a disbeliever.

As for ethics, it remained revolving within the framework of the metaphysical reference, away from the empirical cognitive heritage, and thus remained in its place.

Jurisprudence has developed for some and has remained stagnant for others.

But jurisprudence is not a tool of change.

Jurisprudence sets legitimate solutions to immediate problems only, jurisprudence does not offer solutions and is separated from human and non-human empirical sciences.

Jurisprudence does not give analysis, does not develop strategies, and does not establish change because its function is not change, and it is a non-critical science, but rather a science that reproduces reality.

But the problem is that jurisprudence interferes with everything, social, economic, politics, medicine, engineering, military sciences, and others.

In short, change does not pass through jurisprudence through the sheikhs and masters, but through research produced by solid research centers based on critical empirical sciences!